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Meet the 12 new Disney Legends to be honored at D23 Expo

One truly deserving new Disney Legend! And also eleven people. ANAHEIM, CA -- Disney has announced the latest round of Disney Legends to be honored at the 2019 D23 Expo, held annually in Anaheim, CA. The tribute dates back to 1987, when Fred MacMurray (star of The Absent-Minded Shaggy Flubber Millionaire) was honored as the very first Disney Legend. The recipients of this award are Disney's brightest stars and notable luminaries who continue Walt Disney's legacy and contribute to the ongoing success ... Read more
Three o'clock parade, time unknown. Photo by John Frost [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Mickey Standard Time signed into law

We knew Congress was a Mickey Mouse operation. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- People grumble about the change from Daylight Savings to Standard Time and back again, and the grumbling is only growing louder. But how do we fix the problem? It's no secret that time zones are difficult to figure out -- especially when you change the time a couple of times a year. Even the brilliant minds at Apple, Microsoft, and Bob's Computer Repair Emporium & Bait Shop have been unable to ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Happy Churro de Mayo!

Tomorrow is everyone's favorite churro-based holiday! UNCLE WALT’S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Each year there are a number of holidays celebrated throughout the world, the top three being Christmas, Easter, and Uncle Walt's Birthday. The fourth most celebrated holiday is, of course, Churro de Mayo! That's right! May 5th is of course the "Celebration of the Churro"! These tasty, cinnamon-sugar covered fried sticks of dough are the most popular food, anywhere. A celebration of churro history and culture Churros went unnoticed for many years, until Walt ... Read more
The first of many " Adventure" parks. Photo by Neon Tommy [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Report: After California Adventure, Disney considered a new Adventure park for every state

The next would have been Disney's Rhode Island Adventure. BURBANK, CA -- Newly-released documents from the Disney Archive show that the company once considered building a "Disney's <State> Adventure" park in every state. When the California Adventure park opened in 2001, the Mouse anticipated that it would be a huge success, and a model to follow. Instead, critics savaged the park for several missteps: using "off the shelf" rides for one, and a general lack of churros. But the biggest criticism was for ... Read more
A non-Disney-friendly, and therefore worthless, stroller. Photo courtesy eBay.

EBay flooded with listings for oversized strollers, wagons for cheap

Disney Parks' new stroller policy has guests desperate to recoup their investment. EbAY H.Q., WHEREVER THAT IS [Note: have the intern look this up.] [Ed.: For the thousandth time, Marty, we do not have an intern. And it's your week to empty the trash.] -- As of next month, large strollers are no longer allowed in Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas. And suddenly some families find themselves with large strollers costing hundreds of dollars -- and pull-wagons of any size -- that ... Read more